Titanium – The secret behind dental implants

The main benefit provided by implant technology is that the new teeth last a life-time. There are few substances that are biocompatible with the human body – and titanium is one of them. Titanium is very strong at a low weight, and is also extremely resistant to corrosion.

While these features are ideal in serving the mechanical needs, the most unique feature of titanium is that the bone tissue grows on, and bonds to, the surface of the titanium.